Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: North Korea likely preparing for new nuclear test; US intelligence agencies blame Russian government for recent hacks of American political groups and subsequent leaks; Ethiopian government declares state of emergency; and more.
Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: High Negotiations Committee of the Syrian Opposition sets out roadmap for transition from civil war, two brothers arrested in west London on suspicion of planning Paris-style terrorist attack, General Khalifa Haftar’s forces seize key oil terminals in Libya’s ‘oil crescent’ held by supporters of UN-backed Libyan government.
Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: Colombian government and FARC sign final peace agreement, ending 52 years of conflict; over 1,800 people killed in crackdown on drugs since the Philippines new president took office seven weeks ago; anti-Mugabe protests turn violent in Zimbabwean capital; and more.
Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: UN International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea rules on dispute between Philippines and China over latter’s claims to South China Sea; long-awaited Iraq Inquiry report finally published and leads to fresh calls for former British prime minster Tony Blair to face legal action over his role in Iraq war; opposition fighters launch attack on government-held districts in Aleppo, Syria, after government forces cut their last supply route into city; and more.
Political and security risk updates from around the world. This week: al-Shabaab attacks hotel in Mogadishu, Islamic State carries out first attack in Jordan and two people killed in grenade attack in Madagascar; Britain reels from the political and economic fallout from the referendum vote to leave the European Union; North Korea test fires two intermediate-range missiles towards Japan; and more.
The international relations fallout from the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment in November 2014 steadily increased through December and into January. The potential for miscalculation in cyber conflict is significant due to the absence of international norms or consensus, lack of shared understanding of relative offensive capabilities and limitations in attribution. As such, the Sony Pictures hack has highlighted far-wider issues than initially apparent.
Political and security risk updates from Open Briefing and Bradburys Global Risk Partners. Ebola continues to destabilise a number of West African countries, little progress made in dialogue between North and South Korea, attentions turn to Lebanon in balancing regional sectarian threat, and more.
Political and security risk updates from the Open Briefing intelligence unit. Libyan government resumes control over eastern oil terminals after agreement with rebels, protests and bomb blasts mark one-year anniversary of military coup in Egypt that ousted the Muslim Brotherhood, Russian bombers ‘test’ Canada’s military readiness, and more.